Revelry | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by kawilliams81 on 11-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
56
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Ratings: 368 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of Nyskizy
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of homebrew311
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Bruery snifter. Appearance is a clear crimson with 1 finger of tan head, nice retention, and heavy lacing. Nose features heavy caramel malt character up front with toasted bread in the middle. Resinous hops cut through towards the end, but are surprisingly tame for the high IBU content. The taste features assertive hoppy bitterness, now I am getting the 126 IBUs which is not necessarily a good thing. The bitterness remains on the palate as a touch of the caramel malt sneaks through. The 9.5% is very apparent on the end. I was hoping for a beefed up Cane and Ebel, but this one doesn't have the same level of finesse. This is definitely a step in the right direction for Two Bros. Mouthfeel is moderate with moderate to high carbonation. Overall worth a try, but the 15.99 price tag is a bit steep for the sixer.

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Photo of ChiPool
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Code on bottle reads "3132", assuming day 313 of 2012 (bottled 11/11?). Consumed & reviewed on 12/11/12.

This beer pours a nice deep amber color with 1/2 inch of cream-colored head. Nice aroma on this one: spicy hops, a bit of citrus fruit, and cereal-like malt presence. This offers a lot of balance on the palate: a bit of alcohol heat, along with significant hop presence (simcoe?), and an equally strong malt presence.

Good, but not great, offering from 2 Bros. It has echoes of HopSlam with the balance & relatively low heat, but not as complex. The mouthfeel could use a bit more bulk.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of glinnebur
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of merock1402
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red amber color with white head and plenty of lacing. Caramel in the nose with rye like grain and citrusy hop profile.
Taste has caramel, grains, spice, and citrus. Balancing bitterness cuts all sweetness and leaves the beer slightly bitter. Full body and good medium high carbonation. An enjoyable brew that is drinkable and flavorful. Just found out its 9.5%, drinks like a much lighter beer.

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Photo of nat_action
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of AD17
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a amber copper body with good head and a lace ring. Aroma is citric hopped with touches pine/dirt, booze and malts. Beer balances high ABV, which gives beer a warming sensation and hot finish, with citric and pine hops along with faint touches of sticky caramel malt that aids beer in not being too hoppy or boozy. Nothing really popped out for me with this beer but it was enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of WesM63
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somehow put off reviewing this beer until the last one in the fridge is staring me down.
Here goes... poured a 12 oz. into a tulip glass.

Deep saturated amber color with auburn crimson highlights. A dense head of foam that rises above the rim in a convex dome, sturdy and not wavering. As it settles, there's a copious amount of lace in the glass. Bright clarity, not much carbonation to see.

Earthy vegetal hop aroma, some sweet crystal malt and marmalade sweetness.

Floral bitter piney notes, light apricot sweetness, lingering earthy hop bitterness. Fairly dry with a noticeable abv. Not as smooth or flavorful as Cane & Ebel. Its sort of easy to get distracted from, a good beer but ultimately not all that compelling in the end.

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Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber color. Mostly transparent. Rich off-white head with exceptional retention leaves large, ring-shaped patches of lacing all over the glass.

Rich caramel aroma. Mild toasty character. Hint of roasted almonds.

Smooth malty flavor. Biscuits and caramel. Nutty notes. Assertive earthy, herbal hop bitterness. Good balance. Hop presence leaves a tangy aftertaste.

Full-bodied, well carbonated. Smooth mid-drink with a semi-dry finish.

Good stuff. Surprisingly balanced considering the 124 IBU stated on the bottle.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into imperial nonic.

Looks ok-- dark reddish brown. Clear. It looks like it *should* be murky but it isn't. One finger of ecru head settled to a nice thin cap of frothy foam.

Smells richly malty-- sweet caramel and toffee. A big hoppiness is present here, and it is extremely bitter. The flavors of the hops don't hold a candle to the bitterness... But there are some floral and citrus notes.

Feels oily and surypy. Big hop oil coating my teeth after each sip, but it's a sugary kind of gritty oiliness/suryp feel.

Overall-- this really isn't a bad beer. It's not the best imperial red I've had, but it's closer to the top than to the bottom.
Totally worth a drink.

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Photo of dradair
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoganMc
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of poopfaced
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I apparently paid $3.50 for this single. Hope it's worth it.

A - Color itself is a deep amber brown, clear with bubbles throughout (lively) and a 1/2 inch of sticky opaque colored head. Lacing is stellar.

S - Simone hops and caramel malts lead with bready base and some gram cracker.

T - Starts off with a citrus hop zest then caramel and gram cracker malts, sweet. Then comes the Simone which are somewhat harsh. clinging to the palate the seem to hide the ABV well which is appreciated in any DIPA or Imperial. Taste is balanced.

M - Medium to heavy you can feel the ABV but don't taste it.

Overall one of the better Imperial Amber Ales I have tried (obviously with the highest ABV) but with limited release I don't see a $3.50 charge to try it again.

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Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lot 3374 ( put a damn date on it) pours an effervescent orange/auburn color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Through the roof lacing & head retention

S: Rich toastyness, not much else, faint hints of citrus. Pineyness picks up as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a little dryness, brown sugar, ghost boozeyness, leafy & herbal hops. A little resiny pine, grapefruit rind, dryness, toastyness & brown sugar all come through as this warms. Finishes dry, sweet, with a little resiny

MF: Starts out thickish, then settles into medium body as this warms. Carbonation seems subtle then turns creamy as it warms; nice balance

Drinks fairly easy for the heft, seems way more balanced than the touted 124 IBU. Another winner from Two Brothers

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear deep garnet red in color with some amber highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense creamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit peel hops along with some lighter notes of pine hops. Very light notes of caramel malts and some hints of alcohol as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of caramel malt sweetness underneath the moderate to strong flavors of pine hops and citrus/grapefruit peel hops. There are moderate amounts of bitterness and light notes of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth with a small amount of alcohol warming as the beer warms.

O: This beer is a big beer and is enjoyable but is not the easiest to drink (especially as it warms up and the alcohol becomes more pronounced). There is an aggressive bitterness combined with the high ABV that makes this one have to be sipped rather slowly.

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Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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